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Edinburgh Luggage Storage Guide 2020

Are you wondering, "Where can I store my luggage in Edinburgh?" Perhaps you just arrived in Edinburgh and need a place to store your bags before you check into your hotel or AirBnB -- or maybe you just checked out and don't want to drag your bags around with you for the rest of the day.

Perhaps, you're planning on shopping at Royal Mile, Cockburn Street, or Grassmarket Market and need a place to store your bags. Or, you're planning on sightseeing around Edinburgh at Cramond Island, Edinburgh Castle, or Royal Mile and don't want to be burdened by your baggage.

If you wish to catch a game at BT Murrayfield Stadium or visit local museums like National Museum of Scotland you may find that luggage is not allowed in these venues.

Don't worry, there are plenty of options for luggage storage in Edinburgh!

Luggage storage nearby most Edinburgh hotspots

Bounce is one of the largest luggage storage networks in Edinburgh and the world.

Featured in The Boston Globe, Techcrunch and Forbes, Bounce is present in more than 100 cities. We partner with local hotels and shops to open up space for you to drop off your bags in essentially any major neighborhood.

Our team vets each location and provides all the security measures including insurance, security seals, and well-trained staff.

Bounce is the #1-rated bag storage network with thousands of 5-star reviews. Many of our shops are open for luggage storage 24/7 but this varies by location… we strategically open new spots so you can find the closest location to temporarily store your bags. Our prices in Edinburgh start at just £5.00/day.

Book through our website or mobile app (required) so that we can cover you with insurance, space availability, and our 24/7 customer support. We love to travel as much as you so we make it as easy as possible! There are no size limits for suitcases or backpacks stored with Bounce. For less than a cup of coffee per bag, you can enjoy your entire day without dragging your bags with you!

Here are some ideas for making the most of your time in Edinburgh now that you are free from your baggage. Some notable places to relax before a flight are Scart Island, Roslin Glen Country Park, and Hillend Country Park. You can also go for a hike around Inchkeith, Inchmickery, and Inchcolm. And if you’re looking for a night on the town, check out Voodoo Rooms, Whiski Rooms, and Brew Dog.

Why is Bounce the best luggage storage provider in Edinburgh?

Various locations throughout Edinburgh

$5,000 Bounce Guarantee on each booking to protect your belongings

Vetted store locations to ensure trust and safety

2 minute booking process online or via mobile app, then just walk in and check your bags in

Thousands of 5 star reviews, hundreds of thousands of bags stored



How do I store luggage in Edinburgh with Bounce?

You can store your luggage very quickly and easily. Simply select a location here. Find the shop that meets your preferences in terms of location & hours. Once you’ve chosen a location, you can book in under 2 minutes. We’ll ask for payment details upfront, but you can cancel your reservation if you end up not needing it.

Space does fill up so booking before you go there is required, but you can show up right away. With your booking confirmation in hand, we’ll give you the exact details and directions to the shop. Once there, all you have to do is show your booking confirmation and we’ll tag and check in your bags.

You’re now free to enjoy Edinburgh without your things!

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More about Edinburgh

Store Your Luggage around Edinburgh with Bounce

Situated on the east coast of Scotland is Edinburgh, lying just on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Considered as one of the most stunning cities in all of Europe, Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and serves as the seat of the Scottish Parliament and Government and the country’s supreme courts. The city is also home to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is the residence of the Scottish monarchy. 

Fondly called “Auld Reekie” by the locals, which means “old smoky” in the local dialect, Edinburgh is an important financial and arts center for both the country of Scotland and the entire United Kingdom. Moreover, given the city’s cultural and historical attractions, it is ranked the second-most visited tourist destination in the UK, welcoming over 1 million foreign visitors on an annual basis. 

Are you a local who needs to move from one end of the city to another for work? Or are you a foreign visitor who’s looking to explore the numerous sites and attractions that Edinburgh offers? Whatever your situation may be, Bounce is here to help you with your load – literally! By providing short-term storage services all over Edinburgh, you can leave your things with Bounce so that you can move around with ease. 

 Luggage Storage in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a big and bustling city that’s just begging to be discovered. Locals and tourists alike travel around Edinburgh to appreciate its beauty and uniqueness. As the city welcomes more and more visitors every year, the demand for proper luggage storage also increases. Luckily, Bounce provides just the solution! With strategically-placed partners across Edinburgh, Bounce users can safely deposit their bags and luggage while they explore. 

Edinburgh City Guide 

Top Things To Do

Visit a vibrant city filled with beautiful nature, medieval landmarks, and several other noteworthy attractions. The sights, along with some of the friendliest people in the world, make Edinburgh a destination that will surely leave you in awe for a long time. The city has lots to fill your time – from world-class scenery and cultural staples to mouthwatering dining and incredible bargains. Here are some of the things you shouldn’t miss when in Edinburgh.

Museums

During earlier times, Edinburgh was nicknamed “Athens of the North” by Scottish Enlightenment thinkers due to the abundance of art, literature, science, and philosophy in the city. At present, this is still evident through the world-class cultural institutions that can be found in Edinburgh. Here are our picks for the best museums in the Scottish capital.

  • National Museum of Scotland: Located right in the heart of the city of Edinburgh, this museum is Scotland’s premier museum of anthropological and natural history. It is home to numerous interesting pieces and artifacts such as Egyptian sarcophagi, dinosaur fossils, and more. (Bag policy: The museum does not accept any bag heavier than 10kg. To avoid any issues during your visit, stow your luggage with Bounce.)

  • Scottish National Gallery: Considered to be Edinburgh’s counterpart to the Louvre in Paris, the Scottish National Gallery boasts an impressive collection of art from both acclaimed local and international artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Some of the masterpieces housed in this museum are “The Monarch of the Glen” by Edwin Landseer and Antonio Canova’s “The Three Graces.” (Bag policy: For safety and security reasons, oversized bags aren’t allowed inside the facility. Instead, deposit your items with Bounce before heading to the museum.)

  • Surgeons’ Hall Museum: Truly one of its kind, the Surgeons’ Hall Museum is a fascinating look into the gruesome story of Burke and Hare. The two were grave-robbers turned into murderers to make money from the cadavers of their victims. Here, you will also find a huge collection of anatomy-related artifacts and exhibits. (Bag policy: Guests may not bring big backpacks or luggage inside the galleries. Save yourself the trouble of carrying a bag around by storing your things at a Bounce location nearby.)

Shopping 

While shopping may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting Edinburgh, this doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t any good options in the city. In fact, there’s a wide and eclectic range of options for those who want to get their retail therapy on. From large brands and upscale department stores to independent boutiques and novelty shops, there’s plenty of retail choices to check out in Edinburgh.

  • Ocean Terminal: Located on the waterfront right beside the famous Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal is the biggest shopping center in all of Edinburgh. Here, you will find more than 70 stores, including famous brands such as French Connection, Superdry, and other high-street favorites. The complex also hosts several restaurants, bars, and even a cinema. 

  • Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop: One of the things that Scotland is known for is high-quality whisky. While the drink can be bought anywhere in the city, perhaps the best place to get a bottle would be at Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop. The shop is one of the first independent bottlers in Scotland (and the last surviving one!), making the product you buy an exceptional one. They also sell single malts right from the cask and their own blend of drinks like cognac and rum. 

  • Herman Brown: When looking for vintage items and antiques, you will surely be pointed to Herman Brown, which is the go-to place in Edinburgh for anything vintage. Owner and founder Anna Nicholson travels to different parts of the globe for some rare finds – from vintage clothing to jewelry. The treasures you will find at Herman Brown are unique and are not usually found in your regular flea market. 

Dining

Over recent years, Edinburgh has seen an increase in tourists who come to enjoy the local culinary cuisine. In fact, the city is filled with world-famous eateries with Michelin stars and rave reviews from the who’s who of the culinary world. If you have no idea where to start, check out Bounce’s top restaurant suggestions in Edinburgh.

  • Aizle: The restaurant, with a name that stands for “ember” in the Scottish dialect, explores the concept of “bistronomy” – local food in an informal setting but with a menu that’s made for fine dining. This is precisely what a dining experience in Aizle would feel like; there is no set menu since all ingredients are seasonal. In the end, you are served a sophisticated five-course meal that will leave you wanting more. 

  • Timberyard: This Scandinavian-themed restaurant is located in a former warehouse and has gradually built its reputation as one of the best places to dine in Edinburgh. The ingredients are responsibly sourced, and the menu features not-so-common items such as woodruff and daikon radishes. Guests may avail of either the four-course or eight-course menu. 

  • Mary’s Milk Bar: There’s always room for dessert, and in Edinburgh, there is no better place to grab a sweet treat than Mary’s Milk Bar. Found in the buzzing area of Grassmarket, this local institution features a range of cold treats with eccentric flavors, such as brandy mince pie-flavored gelato or sweetcorn and black pepper sorbet. Mary’s Milk Bar also offers artisan chocolates for cocoa lovers. 

Safety

Edinburgh has been the capital city of Scotland for ages. That’s not an exaggeration, by the way. Records show that Edinburgh has been recognized as such since the early to mid-1400s. Auld Reekie is one of Edinburgh’s many pet names. It roughly means “Old Smokey” in the Scots language. Legend has it that Edinburgh’s chimneys used to emit immense amounts of smoke during the 1700s – hence the name Old Smokey. Nowadays, Edinburgh is known for its scenic beauty, its fascinating culture, and its homey, welcoming atmosphere. 

As of 2011, Edinburgh’s population has surpassed 480, 000 citizens. Scores of tourists also visit Edinburgh every week, averaging in at about 1670,000 tourists per month. We always feel that it’s best to learn the laws and customs of a city before visiting – as well that city’s crime stats. According to our research, every 645 citizens per 1,000 residents report crimes in Edinburgh each year. Crimes of dishonesty (such as identity fraud and larceny) occur more frequently than any other. The good news is that you’re unlikely to encounter violent crime while visiting Edinburgh. However, you will need to take extra steps to protect your identity and your property. That’s where Bounce comes in. We'll store your luggage when you need us to – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply download the app and input your address on our search page.

Frequently Asked Questions

“What’s the best way to get around Edinburgh?”

  • Walking seems to be one of the best ways to travel through Edinburgh. Most of the city’s major attractions are nearby, as well as amenities like restaurants and shopping centers.

“Is public transportation in Edinburgh safe?”

  • In recent years, numerous cyclists have tragically died while biking through Edinburgh. For this reason alone, we highly discourage biking through the city. Otherwise, Edinburgh’s buses and trains are generally safe.  

“What’s the best neighborhood to stay in Edinburgh?”

  • This question is harder to answer than you might think. On one hand, Old Town Edinburgh is the city’s historic district – so this is the best neighborhood to stay for sightseeing. Conversely, Stockbridge is a quiet hamlet where visitors can dine on traditional Scottish cuisine.

“What are the best museums to visit in Edinburgh?”

  • The National Museum of Scotland is one of Edinburgh’s most popular exhibits. You won’t believe your eyes at the Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions. You’ll also get a major sugar rush at the Chocolatarium.

“What’s the best time of year to visit Edinburgh?”

  • Western Europe is notorious for its wild, often rainy weather. That’s why we recommend visiting during the summer. Even though your trip might be a bit pricier, it’s better than being rained on during your vacation. Expect cool weather either way.

Frequently asked questions

  • How much does luggage storage cost in Edinburgh?

    The price for luggage storage in Edinburgh is just £5.00/bag for the entire day.

  • Where are there luggage storage locations in Edinburgh?

    There are multiple locations all around Edinburgh which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near Cramond Island, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile and many other areas.

  • Is it safe to store your bags in Edinburgh?

    Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $5,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage in Edinburgh.

  • Are there storage lockers in Edinburgh?

    Yes. There are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in Edinburgh. Bounce has multiple locations throughout Edinburgh where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $5,000 Bounce Gurantee.

  • Where are the best places to stay and eat while in Edinburgh?

    The most popular restaurants to visit are Hard Rock Cafe, The Witchery, and Whiski Rooms. Additionally, the highest ranked hotels within Edinburgh are Dundas Castle, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, and Britannia Hotel Edinburgh.

  • Where are the best parks and nature attractions in Edinburgh?

    Edinburgh offers several scenic parks including Roslin Glen Country Park, Hillend Country Park, and Bonaly Country Park.

  • Where can I find tourist information and guideposts in Edinburgh?

    You can find local tourist information at Water of Leith Walkway, VisitScotland iCentre, and Map.

  • What are the best museums and historical attractions in Edinburgh?

    If you're looking for a good museum in Edinburgh, we recommend National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, and Museum of Edinburgh. If you prefer to be outside, you can give yourself a walking tour and see some of Edinburgh's most popular historical attractions including St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral (RC), or Nelson Monument and monuments like Scott Monument, National Monument of Scotland, or Nelson Monument. Lastly, you can enjoy the local ruin of Holyrood Abbey, St Andrews Cathedral (Ruins), or Melrose Abbey.

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